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Knights of Columbus, John A. Mueller Bluegrass Council 762

Bluegrass Chapter 762 of the Knights of Columbus was chartered in 1903.
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Knights of Columbus, circa 1920, in front of St. Paul Catholic Church

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal Catholic service organization begun in the 1880s. In 1903, the local Bluegrass Council 762 became the third chapter in Kentucky, and it acquired its 4th degree status in 1920. One of the organization's earliest missions dealt with local unemployment before WWI and assisting with families in its parishes, and it also supported local veterans.

Information from Knights of Columbus, Kentucky State Council

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The collection of the Knights of Columbus includes certificates and photos ranging from its beginning in 1903 through 1959. The organization currently supports the St. Peter, St. Paul, and St. Peter Claver Catholic parishes.

The separate brochure is a 1944 Knights of Columbus Minstrel Show program, and is in the Lexington Public Library's collection.